The Implementation of African Court and African Commission Decisions and an Essential Guide Update

Readers may recall that in November 2015 we ran a Q&A with Lenser Anyang at the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI). For those readers who may have missed it, the NANHRI is an umbrella organisation representing the interests of 44 national human rights institutions across Africa. I still consider NANHRI’s research on national human rights institutions knowledge of, and attitude toward the African Court remains required reading for anyone trying to understand the African Court’s place in the protection of human rights across Africa.

Well, NANHRI have recently been in touch with their new publication of guidelines for national human rights institutions to assist in monitoring the implementation of African Commission decisions and African Court judgements. The guidelines are well worth a read and should prove invaluable to national human rights institutions working to ensure decisions and judgements are fully implemented by member states, see below.

Whats more, following the fantastic response we received on the launch of our Essential Guide to the African Court, which you can read all about here, I am delighted to report that NANHRI have agreed to send our Essential Guide to its 44 members. This is great news, and we sincerely hope that in the hands of national human rights institutions across Africa the Essential Guide will help contribute to a greater understanding of the African Court.

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